The township of Howmore lies on the west coast of South Uist in an area widely covered with machair (shell sand) forming a rich soil for grass and a patchwork of colourful wild flowers in the summer season. There is also easy access to the long sandy beaches nearby. The youth hostel overlooks a ruined church and a burial ground of the Clan Ranald chiefs. A wonderful setting full of history. Operated by the Gatliff Hebridean Hostels Trust. No advance booking, sheet sleeping bags required: Overnight Fee £16/ Junior Overnight Fee £8/ Camping Fee £11 which reduces to £8 for those under 18

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Food and Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Distance to nearest shop 8 miles
  • Total beds 16


  • Distance to airport 30 miles
  • Distance to bus stop 0.5 miles
  • Distance to ferry 13 miles
  • Parking nearby (free/charges apply) Free


Open All Year



Please Note: For practical reasons it is not possible to accommodate children under 5 years-of-age.

No advance bookings.  Your first night at this hostel is not bookable but once you have bagged a bed it is yours for the rest of your stay.  Further information is available at

 No special facilities are available


South Uist HS8 5SH Scotland




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